CISSM Forum | "The Morality of Peacekeeping" | Daniel Levine

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1203
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Forum,Lecture,Seminar

Peacekeeping, peace enforcement and "stability operations" ask soldiers to use violence to create peace, defeat armed threats while having no enemies and uphold human rights without taking sides. The justice of "humanitarian intervention" and "the responsibility to protect" fascinates analysts and practitioners alike when the world is watching crises unfold and wondering whether to step in. But once the cavalry has been sent in--often funded by wealthy nations, but with individuals from the developing world on the ground--less attention is paid to the moral challenges peacekeepers face. What are the moral challenges of peacekeeping--challenges likely to be characteristic of an increasing number of military engagements? And how can peacekeepers meet those challenges?

Website: http://cissm.umd.edu/forum/display.php?id=605

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Jonas Elliott Siegel
Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
+1 301 405 4020

cissm.umd.edu




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